As I was piloting David’s Clueless-spec YJ into his parking spot at Galpin I spotted a little bit of magic out of the corner of my eye. I nearly broke my neck snapping around to see one of my all-time dream cars getting in position for tomorrow’s Galpin Car Show. The amount of greatness here, now, early in the day is incredible. Let’s look at what we’ve got so far.
As a reminder, there’s going to be a car show at Galpin Ford tomorrow, October 15th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Autopian will have a section that includes the YJ, some great microcars, and a few of your favorite Autopian writers. Here, have a little video with some information (stick around for a blooper):
But back to the first car I spotted. None other than the Ford Escort Cosworth RS that Mohammed Ben Sulayem ran with Morgan Ronan in the 1993 round of the WRC’s Rally Argentina. The light pods! The Marlboro livery! I was trying to park that as fast as possible when, out of nowhere, Ken Block’s stellar Ford RS200 was being unloaded from a trailer.
Here’s an extremely clean JDM Acura Integra Type R.
Do you like Meyers Manxes? Does your heart still function? There are three of them (and a Koenigsegg with diamond dust paint, if you were curious).
What about a Mk II Lincoln Continental? This one was owned by Liz Taylor. Apparently, this Lincoln always brought her luck.
Micocars. So many microcars. These aren’t even the microcars that are going to be in our section. Can you identify all the cars?
I did not expect to see the George Barris Plymouth Fury from the Frankie and Annette movie “Fireball 500.” Hey, it’s a Robby Gordon Speed UTV. I’m not a huge UTV guy, but this one is cool.
This street-legal MK III Ford GT40 is one of seven ever built, and only four that were made to be left-hand drive. It’s being presented by the Petersen and it’s unbelievable.
I went across the street to Galpin Land Rover Jaguar and there’s a whole Lotus section. I’m a big Evora Stan and this particular color is great.
A Cygnet! It’s impossible not to be excited about a Cygnet.
So many Lagondas and this Jaguar XJS-based shooting brake.
Of course, there’s gotta be a section for “Get-It-In-The-Good-Color” Porsches, including a RWB.
These are just the cars I saw setting up before lunch. There are hundreds more to come. Please come out tomorrow if you’re nearby.